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Campfire ban to go into effect Wednesday

PARKSVILLE, B.C. – The Coastal Fire Centre has announced that a campfire ban will be put in place as of noon on Wednesday, July 18th. The decision comes amid heat warnings from Environment Canada. The...

Open Fire Ban to be Lifted in Coastal Fire Centre on Friday

As of 12:00 PM on Friday, September 29th, all open fires will be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction. However, Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale says there are still a few things that people...

Campfire ban rescinded in Coastal Fire Centre

Effective at noon today, the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded the campfire prohibition in the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction. Fire Information Office Jeanne Larsen says you can now have a campfire as long as it's...

You could receive a hefty fine for playing with fire

More than 30 campfires were reported in to the Coastal Fire Centre this weekend. Extra enforcement was out looking for people violating the fire ban after the centre responded to more than 50 campfires...

Coastal Fire Centre stressing fire safety ahead of long weekend

The Coastal Fire Centre is asking people to be careful in the woods. The Centre has responded to almost two-dozen fires so far this year. All of them have been human-caused. Fire Information...

Oyster River enacting backyard burn ban on Friday

Oyster River Fire is bringing in a backyard burning ban as of Friday, June 9th. The ban follows a move by the Coastal Fire Centre to ban Category 2 open fires throughout the Coastal...

Coastal Fire urging caution in the woods

Coastal Fire Centre crews are reminding people to be careful in the woods. Crews were called out to a human-caused wildfire, near Elk Falls on the weekend. Fire Information officer Donna MacPherson says crews were able...

Beach fire ban lifted

With the lifting of the campfire ban by the Coastal Fire Centre, Campbell River Fire Department is following suit. Beach fires will again be allowed in the city. Deputy Chief Thomas Doherty says it's...

Campfire ban being lifted on North Island

Campfires are again allowed on Northern Vancouver Island and the coast. Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale says as of noon Tuesday, the campfire ban is being lifted north of Buckley Bay, but remains in place...

Crews battling fire on Island near Campbell River

Fire crews are working on putting out a wildfire on West Redonda Island, northeast of Campbell River, and close to Teakerne Arm Provincial Park. Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale of the Coastal Fire Centre says no...

Fire crews asking people to obey fire ban

Campbell River Fire Crews are asking residents to obey the rules when it comes to beach fires and other burning. Deputy Chief Thomas Doherty says they've had almost two dozen calls since the campfire ban...

Coastal Fire Centre thanks the public for their efforts

The Coastal Fire Centre wants to thank the public for their efforts during the hot, dry, and windy weekend. Fire Information Officer Donna MacPherson says most people complied with the campfire ban, and it needs...

Be Careful with Campfires

The Coastal Fire Centre is asking residents to be careful  if they plan on enjoying a campfire. Fire Information Officer Marg Drysdale says the risk of fires spreading is still there. Drysdale reminds residents that bonfires...

Vancouver Island Fire danger rating at moderate level

On Vancouver Island, the weather is getting dry which means the risk of fires being ignited has gone up. Donna MacPherson from the Coastal Fire Centre says the fire danger rating on Vancouver Island is at a...

CAMP FIRE BAN STILL IN PLACE

There's still a fire ban in the Campbell River area.   Coastal Fire Centre Fire information officer Marg Drysdale says despite the rain we have in area, there are areas that are drying out quickly. She adds...
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